141: Additive Manufacturing and Creating Workplaces Where People Thrive with Lisa D. Block

Additive manufacturing won’t solve your problems but, as our guest explains, it can make life easier.

We’re back to our traditional format at Manufacturing Happy Hour and on this episode, we are joined by Lisa D. Block, Chief Revenue Officer at Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies. 

Lisa explains her path into the industry, shares her experiences and busts some myths around additive manufacturing.  

Plus, she shares how we can create workspaces where people thrive, with tips on personal development, talent acquisition and diversity, equity and inclusion. 


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3 Quick Things from this Episode

  1. Additive manufacturing isn’t perfect and won’t solve all your problems – but it can help you. 
  2. It’s crucial to focus on personal development in all corners of your company. 
  3. It’s time to start showing how much diversity, equity and inclusion means to you. 

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Tweetable Quotes

  • “I believe that character is born in personal development.” 
  • “[Additive manufacturing] is meant to make jobs easier and more efficient so the company can 10x their production.” 
  • “People say we’ve gotta get diversity, equity, inclusion experts. We’ve gotta do this, we’ve gotta do that. There’s a whole lot of we’ve gotta and very little we’ve done.” 

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What We Discuss with Lisa

  • How Lisa entered the world of additive manufacturing 
  • The biggest misnomers around additive 
  • The importance of personal development 
  • Different families within additive 
  • Her top tips for talent acquisition 
  • Take-home moments from Lisa’s talks 
  • Why companies need to refocus on training new starters 
  • How to create workplaces where people can work at their best 
  • Why it’s time for a fresh perspective on diversity 

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